Greetings Marvel fans, I bring you exciting news!
It has been announced that the upcoming Disney Plus series Hawkeye has a release date. The Hawkeye series will be launched on Disney Plus on November 24th. Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner will reprise as Hawkeye/Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld will be Kate Bishop.
Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther
In case you need a reason to play Marvel’s Avengers, this news will persuade you. According to the Twitter account, Marvel’s Avengers will be launching the next expansion DLC of Black Panther soon. Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther – War for Wakanda will be launched in all platforms on August 17th. There will be a War Table premiere the day before in which players will get the inside scoop of the new DLC.
Source: Square Enix
Never expected to see Black Widow to take on Mickey Mouse.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Black Widow actress Scarlett Johansson is filing a lewsuit against the Walt Disney Co. She filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (7/28) stating that her contract was breeched due to the simultaneous release of the movie Black Widow. Black Widow was released in both Disney Plus and in theaters on July 9th. According to the suit, Scarlett Johansson had an agreement with Disney’s Marvel Entertainment that the movie Black Widow would get an exclusive theatrical release and her salary would be based on the opening office performance.
“Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” the suit said.
“This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts,” said John Berlinski, an attorney at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP who represents Ms. Johansson.
While deciding to put the movie on Disney Plus, the movie was projected to gross more than $50 million dollars. The movie on launched made over $80 million, but then shortly started to decline by 67%. Based on the overall articles, Scarlett Johansson didn’t like how Disney wanted to launch the movie while the economy was trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of Disney’s decision to launch the movie, Ms. Johansson blames Disney for the poor sales Black Widow made during launch.
Wall Street Journal – Black Widow gray area gross
Hmm. The pushed back the release date for Black Widow specifically to try and get more people in the theater. That’s after three significant failures in a row – Mulan, Soul, and Raya and the Last Dragon – to profit off of Disney+ Premier Access. So, I’d say Disney tried to make more money, but, well, they’re too disconnected from their audience to do the smart, simple thing: lower the freaking price of Premier Access.
It’s been a tough time last year with the pandemic. It wasn’t easy for these companies to make money when business was shutdown and people were left jobless. I did hear Mulan and Raya was met with mediocre ratings It didn’t help that Disney tried to charge these movies while people was already paying the Disney Plus subscription. They should have done what HBO Max did where they put the new movies for free for limited time. I don’t want to pay $30 for premiere access.
Yeah, that is a ludicrous amount to charge. I’m kind of surprised anyone, even a very small percentage of their subscribers, actually paid that much at all. And the Disney folks justified their thinking with “it’s cheaper than taking all the kids to the movies.” Which, not only does it ignore everyone else who doesn’t just go to the movies with their kids, it also leads to a rather obvious counterpoint: if one is paying for a subscription anyway, then it’s cheaper to just wait until a movie is no longer restricted to Premier Access. Seriously, they would have made so much more on Premier Access if they charged in the single digits, like, say four dollars. Many more people would pay that much, and be happily satisfied even if the movie sucked. But thirty bucks just to watch the movie? Not own it? Not see it on the big screen? In soft seats? With treats? With fellow audience members? Yeah, no. Definitely not.
Yes, I agree with you. You could argue that this is alternative way to stay safe, but also enjoy movies in the comfort in your home, but that much money is way to pricey. Like you mentioned, you can’t even keep the movie you watched, but rather rent it for a few days. I would rather wait for the next couple months to see it free. I don’t bother buying the premiere access. I was surprised even Pixar movies Soul and Luca were released for free.